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Twitter Starts To Connect Stories To Authors

Twitter has started to link online stories to the Twitter account of the person who wrote the article. AllTwitter contributor Allison Stadd illustrated the technique by responding to a New York Times article (image embedded above).

When a reader tweets a link to certain articles, the tweet will automatically include the author as well. Our sibling blog AllTwitter has more details:

It’s a welcome update for journalists and bloggers, whose work often becomes separated from their bylines as it disperses across social networks. I personally make an effort to mention whoever wrote an article in a tweet that I send about the piece, but not always, and it’s certainly faster to skip that step. The feature seems to be active only on mobile, and only for certain news organizations (Huffington Post, New York Times, CNN, etc.).

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